Category Archives: Farming

The Fat of the Land

A Book Review I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a while and talk about a book. The Fat of the Land by John Seymour is a classic “back to the land” memoir in the vein of 10 … Continue reading

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Another busy week

The weeks are flying by. I can’t believe its been more than a week since I posted! But a lot has been happening around here: 1. Spring Festival at my inlaw’s neighborhood. They have a much bigger shrine and a … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning and Kabosu Pruning

Last week I visited a friend in a neighboring community who moved down from the Kanto region after the Tohoku earthquake. They have adopted an old farm house and have been living in it and fixing it for about a … Continue reading

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Spring Festival

A lot has happened in the last few days, and I’ll break it all down into chunks: 1. The House: Demolition work has begun in earnest after the full extent of the Termite problem was discovered. I had to completely … Continue reading

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Bringing Out the Neighbors

Yesterday was a pretty nice day, started cloudy but by afternoon the sun was out. Its been a weird winter for Japan, with all this rain, kind of reminds me of an Oregon winter actually. Anyway, today I went to … Continue reading

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Say hello to Mr. Kabosu

About a week ago a friend of the family came to visit with a story of an elderly Kabosu farmer who had recently passed. Until the last year of his life he had maintained an orchard of 300 or so … Continue reading

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